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Archive for March, 2012

Birmingham Citys newest hotel opens wth Marcus Wareing

Hotel La Tour Birmingham

Independent operator Hotel La Tour invest in Birmingham City centre for its  first venue. Birmingham’s newest hotel opened this week. The £24m development in Birmingham city centre has 174 bedrooms and suites, a restaurant and bar inspired by Michelin-starred Chef Marcus Wareing, coffee shop and dedicated conference and events floor. The company, led by Managing […]

Bet your sweet potatoes you can!

Felice trys his Sweet Potato Ice Cream

Worcestershire chef, Felice Tocchini, has teamed up with the Evesham based Scott Farms International, the UK’s leading grower and importer of sweet potatoes.   Felice has come up with a whole host of delicious recipes for people to make at home which can be found on As an added bonus you can follow the […]

Tapas and Tipples at Nuvo

Tapas at Nuvo

Nuvo cocktail bar and piano lounge in Brindleyplace has introduced after work cocktail hours to help busy city girls and boys relax and unwind after a hard day. On Tuesday to Friday from 5pm until 8pm, Head Chef Stuart Devereaux will serve complimentary tapas dishes from the menu as snacks to accompany their special offers on […]

Review of Peepo, Bridgnorth

Peepo Pizzeria Bridgnorth

If you’re looking for somewhere new to try on a Friday or Saturday evening then Peepo in Bridgnorth, tucked away at the end of the High Street, is ceratinly worth a visit.   The quality of the food and friendly atmosphere make it somewhere to spend an enjoyable evening friends, family or someone special. We went along last Saturday night – to […]

Taste of the Med

Del Villaggio

Wine and Cheese afternoon at Del Villaggio   To mark the start of British Summer Time, the Bullring’s Del Villaggio will be hosting ‘Taste of the Med’, wine and cheese event on Friday 30 March from 12pm to 2pm.   Shoppers will be able to make a quick stop at the restaurant for a glass […]

The Perfect Match

Freedom Brewery at The Crown, Elford

Elford pub hosts Staffordshire food matching evening. Guests at the Crown in Elford were treated to a food matching evening with a special menu of dishes made with, and matched to, hand-crafted Staffordshire lager and stout. Councillors and local food producers were among the guests as Freedom Brewery, an award winning English brewery in Abbots […]

Adam Bennett of Simpsons Restaurant achieves Finals of the Bocuse Dor

Chef Adam Bennett Bocuse Dor Finalist

Chef Adam Bennett of Simpsons Michelin Restaurant Birmingham yesterday achieved a place at the prestigious Bocuse D’or world food competition. Chef Adam Bennett has good reason to smile – He, along with his Assistant Sous Chef Kristian Curtis, also from Simpsons Restaurant, has achieved the almost unachievable of securing a place in the finals of […]

New Menu for The Hundred House

Stuart Phillips, Chef Patron, Hundred House, Norton, Shropshire

There have been some wonderful smells coming from the kitchens as Head Chef Stuart Phillips has been using his skills to coming up with a fabulous new menu full of delicious dishes.   Stuart also joined forces with Bridgnorth Master Butcher, Keith Alderson, to create a new dish using an unusual cut of beef. Jacob’s […]

Loves to stay in City

Chef Patron, Steve Love

Following recent rumours of relocation, Steve and Claire Love, the couple behind the successful Canal Square venue, say they have no plans to move. The good news is that Loves Restaurant is staying in Birmingham and is set to undergo a facelift during its customary four day closure over the Easter period. Claire said: “We […]

Search for a diamond Elizabeth

Hadley Park Champagne Royal Wedding

This June Elizabeth has been invited to a Shropshire hotel where she will be treated like a queen. Hadley Park House Hotel is running a competition to find a couple celebrating their Diamond wedding anniversary in the same week that The Queen marks 60 years on the throne – the only catch is that the […]